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Sebastian Zoellner

John G Searle Associate Professor of Biostatistics; Professor of Biostatistics; Co-Director, Precision Health
Public Health

PhD, University of Munich/Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Sebastian Zöllner is a Professor of Biostatistics. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Zöllner joined the University of Michigan after a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. His research effort is divided between generating new methods in statistical genetics and analyzing data. The general thrust of his work is problems from human genetics, evolutionary biology, and statistical population biology.



University Affiliation(s)

Depression Center | MIDAS

Research Area(s)

Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Population Health


  • Co-investigator of: Internship as a model to understand the genetics of stress-induced depression: a Brazilian extension of the Intern Health Study
  • Mentor of: Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits Across Diverse Human Populations
  • Co-investigator of: Remote Electronic Cohort to Observe Variations in Effects of COVID-19 Recovery (RECOVER)
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